Feds probe Jeep, Ram models for safety problems
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s gotten a dozen complaints from owners of 2009 and 2010 Ram pickups. The agency says gears that turn the rear wheels can fail, causing them to lock up.
The government has received a dozen complaints including one that caused a crash into a concrete barrier. The investigation affects up to 230,000 Ram 1500 pickups.
On the 2012 Grand Cherokee, the agency says a hose can leak power steering fluid and cause engine fires. The probe affects nearly 107,000 vehicles. The investigations could lead to recalls. No one was hurt in either case.